'I WANT TO DIE IN THE SHADOW OF THE FLAG OF AN INDEPENDENT KURDISTAN' An independence referendum is Masoud Barzani's last big gamble as president of Iraq's Kurdistan Region - Foreign Policy  

'I WANT TO DIE IN THE SHADOW OF THE FLAG OF AN INDEPENDENT KURDISTAN'

An independence referendum is Masoud Barzani's last big gamble as president of Iraq's Kurdistan Region - Foreign Policy

 

THE TERRIFYING LAST DAYS OF ISIS IN MOSUL Brutal fighting and mounting civilian casualties threaten a Pyrrhic victory for Iraqi Security Forces - Maclean's magazine

THE TERRIFYING LAST DAYS OF ISIS IN MOSUL

Brutal fighting and mounting civilian casualties threaten a Pyrrhic victory for Iraqi Security Forces - Maclean's magazine

IN MOSUL, IRAQI COMMANDERS VOW TO FREE CITY BY JUNE 10 Recent progress suggests this is an ambitious target - Daily Telegraph

IN MOSUL, IRAQI COMMANDERS VOW TO FREE CITY BY JUNE 10

Recent progress suggests this is an ambitious target - Daily Telegraph

ON THE HUNT FOR ISIS WEAPONS IN MOSUL As the final fight intensifies, a Canadian researcher is just behind the frontlines, looking for clues about how ISIS is armed - Maclean's magazine

ON THE HUNT FOR ISIS WEAPONS IN MOSUL

As the final fight intensifies, a Canadian researcher is just behind the frontlines, looking for clues about how ISIS is armed - Maclean's magazine

TERROR AND STARVATION Civilians tell of life under Isil as Iraqi army mounts final push for Mosul - Daily Telegraph

TERROR AND STARVATION

Civilians tell of life under Isil as Iraqi army mounts final push for Mosul - Daily Telegraph

A HAMMAM TO FORGET THE WAR Hammam Al-Alil's hot pools offer a rare respite from wartime stress for soldiers, refugees, and dusty foreign correspondents alike - Roads & Kingdoms

A HAMMAM TO FORGET THE WAR

Hammam Al-Alil's hot pools offer a rare respite from wartime stress for soldiers, refugees, and dusty foreign correspondents alike - Roads & Kingdoms

iRAQI ARTIST DEPICTS LIFE UNDER ISIL Mostafa Taei's paintings became a record of gruesome atrocities: beheadings, injured children and hangings - Al Jazeera

iRAQI ARTIST DEPICTS LIFE UNDER ISIL

Mostafa Taei's paintings became a record of gruesome atrocities: beheadings, injured children and hangings - Al Jazeera

GOODBYE, ISLAMIC STATE. HELLO, ANARCHY The forces liberating Mosul are fighting each other, and opening the door to an Islamic State resurgence - Foreign Policy

GOODBYE, ISLAMIC STATE. HELLO, ANARCHY

The forces liberating Mosul are fighting each other, and opening the door to an Islamic State resurgence - Foreign Policy

A DESERT BURIAL As civilians flee Iraqi offensive, grief-stricken family buries two-month-old girl under mud and rocks - Daily Telegraph

A DESERT BURIAL

As civilians flee Iraqi offensive, grief-stricken family buries two-month-old girl under mud and rocks - Daily Telegraph

IRAQI SECURITY FORCES STORM MOSUL AIRPORT Their rapid advance positions them on the doorstep of Islamic State-held west Mosul - Daily Telegraph

IRAQI SECURITY FORCES STORM MOSUL AIRPORT

Their rapid advance positions them on the doorstep of Islamic State-held west Mosul - Daily Telegraph

IRAQI POLICE SNIPERS TAKE AIM AT ISIL AHEAD OF KEY AIRPORT OFFENSIVE Before they can take west Mosul, Iraqi forces must capture the airport - Daily Telegraph

IRAQI POLICE SNIPERS TAKE AIM AT ISIL AHEAD OF KEY AIRPORT OFFENSIVE

Before they can take west Mosul, Iraqi forces must capture the airport - Daily Telegraph

ISIS SUICIDE BOMBERS STRIKE AS FINAL BATTLE FOR JIHADI STRONGHOLD BEGINS Islamic State sleeper cells in east Mosul mark the start of a new insurgency - International Business Times

ISIS SUICIDE BOMBERS STRIKE AS FINAL BATTLE FOR JIHADI STRONGHOLD BEGINS

Islamic State sleeper cells in east Mosul mark the start of a new insurgency - International Business Times

'ISIL WILL RETURN' Iraqi forces search for jihadi sleeper cells in east Mosul, fearing surprise attacks - Daily Telegraph

'ISIL WILL RETURN'

Iraqi forces search for jihadi sleeper cells in east Mosul, fearing surprise attacks - Daily Telegraph

AS BOMBS RAIN, FREELANCERS BUILD THEIR OWN BUNKER while recent conflicts in the Middle East have highlighted the vulnerability of freelancers, Mosul is illustrating a new trend: The freelance community today is better prepared to face risk than at any point in the past - Columbia Journalism Review

AS BOMBS RAIN, FREELANCERS BUILD THEIR OWN BUNKER

while recent conflicts in the Middle East have highlighted the vulnerability of freelancers, Mosul is illustrating a new trend: The freelance community today is better prepared to face risk than at any point in the past - Columbia Journalism Review

ESCAPE FROM ISIS: MOSUL FAMILIES FLEE ON BOATS ACROSS TIGRIS Exiles say Islamic State fighters roam the streets of West Mosul in suicide vests and niqabs - International Business Times

ESCAPE FROM ISIS: MOSUL FAMILIES FLEE ON BOATS ACROSS TIGRIS

Exiles say Islamic State fighters roam the streets of West Mosul in suicide vests and niqabs - International Business Times

ISIS FIGHTERS FLEE EASTERN MOSUL BY BOAT Iraqi soldiers in eastern Mosul have celebrated victory by pausing for selfies with Daesh corpses - International Business Times

ISIS FIGHTERS FLEE EASTERN MOSUL BY BOAT

Iraqi soldiers in eastern Mosul have celebrated victory by pausing for selfies with Daesh corpses - International Business Times

iRAQI ARMY ANNOUNCE RECAPTURE OF EAST MOSUL The Iraqi army has announced the "liberation" of east Mosul, following the collapse of Islamic State defences on the left bank of the Tigris River - Daily Telegraph

iRAQI ARMY ANNOUNCE RECAPTURE OF EAST MOSUL

The Iraqi army has announced the "liberation" of east Mosul, following the collapse of Islamic State defences on the left bank of the Tigris River - Daily Telegraph

ISLAMIC STATE USING DRONES TO DROP EXPLOSIVES ON CIVILIANS AND TROOPS ADVANCING ON MOSUL A series of recent strikes has now confirmed that they have developed the capability to drop 40 millimetre grenades - Daily Telegraph

ISLAMIC STATE USING DRONES TO DROP EXPLOSIVES ON CIVILIANS AND TROOPS ADVANCING ON MOSUL

A series of recent strikes has now confirmed that they have developed the capability to drop 40 millimetre grenades - Daily Telegraph

MOSUL UNIVERSITY AFTER ISIL: DAMAGED BUT DEFIANT Faculty and students of Mosul University, which was recently retaken from ISIL, vow to save its legacy - Al Jazeera

MOSUL UNIVERSITY AFTER ISIL: DAMAGED BUT DEFIANT

Faculty and students of Mosul University, which was recently retaken from ISIL, vow to save its legacy - Al Jazeera

MR. ERBIL: KURDISH DANDIES START IRAQ’S FIRST FASHION CLUB It's not just about bringing fashion to Iraq. For these Kurdish peacocks it's also about promoting a positive image of their homeland to the world - Vocativ

MR. ERBIL: KURDISH DANDIES START IRAQ’S FIRST FASHION CLUB

It's not just about bringing fashion to Iraq. For these Kurdish peacocks it's also about promoting a positive image of their homeland to the world - Vocativ